Sharleen is an environmental educator, born and raised in the Caribbean Archipelago of Puerto Rico. She holds multiple degrees, including a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico and a graduate certificate in Nature-based Early Childhood Education from Antioch University New England. She has worked and collaborated with non-profit organizations and schools to develop and establish garden-based education programs that let her weave threads of love, education and natural wellbeing. Captured and inspired by the energy and healing powers of herbs, she co-founded and directs Atabey Botanicals, to continue her journey in promoting natural healing through the application of healthy and holistic principles and support others to embrace the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible and sustainable producers. When not surrounded by children or a garden you can find her reading, dancing, fermenting, practicing mindfulness and yoga, snorkeling or hiking somewhere on a coast or in one of the many mountains she loves.